How does the StandRite-Pro work?
Much like leaning on a nearby surface, the StandRite-Pro provides a point of contact at the shins to control postural sway but leaves your hands free to perform your task. The angled pad provides a positive shin angle to allow for proper hip hinge movement, reducing torque in the lower back while controlling postural sway to reduce tension in the body's fascia. Less tension allows the associated muscles to strengthen to a dynamic stance.
How hard should I lean into the pad?
At times you will feel more pressure on the pad than other times, depending on the task. The key is to approach the support from the front and place one foot or both feet under the pad so the shin makes contact with the bottom edge of the pad. Then simply bend your knee(s) to make contact. The slightest contact with the pad will control postural sway to relax the fascia in the same way leaning on a surface does.
How long before I can see some results?
Results can vary from person to person based on individual fitness, strength and prior health conditions. Most users experience initial relaxation within 30 seconds, especially in the lower back. However standing without any support for as long as we have, has resulted in immense tension throughout the fascia. It can take several months before the tension dissipates and the muscles begin to reset and strengthen. If you have concerns about using our product, consult your physician and or physical therapist prior to purchase and use.
How often should I use it?
At first, we recommend using the StandRite-Pro only 10% of the time while standing, exerting minor force on the pad. This is because we are fundamentally changing the angle of the feet, ankles, calves, thighs and glutes and related tendons, muscles and fascia from "locked knee" standing to "dynamic standing". You may feel some minor discomfort in the feet ankles legs and thighs similar to beginning a exercise plan. Think of it like a treadmill, you do not buy it and run five miles the first day or it becomes a clothes hanger. As the body adjusts, you will become more comfortable and you can increase usage. Periodically step away from the pad and roll your feet and ankles, and stretch your legs. Your body will get used to the changes in the new stance and build strength in the weaker areas. The StandRite-Pro is designed for intermittent use to control postural sway and encourage dynamic movement, so move to and away as needed for comfort. If you feel extreme pain or discomfort while using this support, there may be prior health conditions that play a role. If so, discontinue use.
I move from place to place, will this work for me?
Yes, the StandRite-Pro is designed to control postural sway to reduce tension in the fascia. Massage therapy, yoga and meditation are all based on relaxing the tension in the fascia and the appointments are usually an hour or less. Each time you return to the StandRite-Pro, you control postural sway and reduce the tension while working.
I stand in one place all day, will this work for me?
Yes, although you are moving more than you think in specific work stations requiring your constant attention, you spend considerable time leaning and shifting your weight from one foot to the other. The StandRite-Pro gives you a lean point when needed, freeing your hands to perform the task. You can simply straighten your knees periodically which moves you away from the pad. As you feel a need to relax, simply bend your knees again. Use as needed.
Why haven't I ever seen something like this on the market?
Human Balance and Stability Systems has considered results from published studies across a wide range of research disciplines such as gait, posture, sway, fascia, fitness, evolution, stress, health, lower back pain, and many others. For centuries, the world has developed innovations and automated processes with little regard to the "causes" of pain and fatigue in standing. That thinking has only resulted in solutions to treat the "symptoms". By combining these various research disciplines we were able to identify the "cause" and build a fixture for the body to address it.
What makes this product different from sit/stand solutions?
Our products are designed for standing tasks and provide unimpeded ingress and egress to and away from the work. This simple footprint takes up very little space and is placed for use by determining the normal standing location for the task. You can use it or not use it, based on your need for support. We encourage dynamic standing and movement throughout the workspace, and nothing is more versatile.
Why haven't you gone on Shark Tank?
Never say never but Shark Tank is a venture capitol opportunity. This means that innovation can find financial and incubation support by trading a stake in ownership of their company. If innovators do not build initial value in their company, the negotiations of partial ownership can be more favorable to the investor than the innovator. It is also worth noting that with ownership comes a voice in how the company operates. At this time we feel it is best to work independently, to earn your trust and your business to insure our mission to help so many in pain, remains our sole priority.
What’s your return policy?
Return any products with defective parts or workmanship within 30 days of purchase. We will pay for return shipping.
Do you ship oversees and to P.O. boxes?
Yes, we’ll ship your package anywhere that can accept deliveries.
Do you have customer service?
You can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also available by phone to answer your questions M-F 8AM - 4PM EST. Call 586-663-2212. We will return messages.